Architectural ceramics brand, AGROB BUCHTAL, specially produced  tiles for the renovation of three facades of the Stiftung Vivendra facility in Switzerland.

The tiles were layed horizontally, even around the external corners of the buildings and balconies without being interrupted by other materials, such as metal rails, to achieve a homogenous look.

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Before: Unsatisfactory both visually and in terms of energy efficiency, the old building shell’s container look was rather monotonous.
Courtesy of architecture office L3P

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Stiftung Vivendra is embedded in a park-like environment and offers cerebrally handicapped persons all the possibilities for learning, living and working.
Courtesy of AGROB BUCHTAL Gmbh / Adriano Faragulo

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At House B, where the main entrance is located, a new roof was also installed. 
Courtesy of AGROB BUCHTAL Gmbh / Adriano Faragulo

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After: Functional and stylish, the new facade has clearly defined lines and proportions, which conveys an almost futuristic impression.
Courtesy of AGROB BUCHTAL Gmbh / Adriano Faragulo

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An architectural sketch of the first thoughts for the new facade.
Courtesy of architecture office L3P / Mareike Beumer

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The facade renovation on House C is convincing thanks to sustainability and aesthetics, while at the same time preserving the architectural roots.
Courtesy of AGROB BUCHTAL Gmbh / Adriano Faragulo

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Depending on the incidence of light and the position, 3D tiles of AGROB BUCHTAL create alternating effects and discreet charms, which turn the surrounding park into a “park for the senses”.
Courtesy of AGROB BUCHTAL Gmbh / Adriano Faragulo

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This detail drawing illustrates the professional planning by which different facade depths were levelled, static peculiarities were overcome and optimal solutions in terms of energy efficiency were found.
Courtesy of architecture office L3P

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Thanks to exact mitre cuts, the tile pattern is continued around the corners and creates dynamic perspectives. Great care in details also becomes apparent in the area of the window frames and the roof parapet.
Courtesy of AGROB BUCHTAL Gmbh / Adriano Faragulo

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A close-up of the facade, here with openings for the staircase illumination: Harmonious formats, changing colours, 3D surfaces and the discreetly rhythmic horizontal laying result in a fascinating work of art.
Courtesy of AGROB BUCHTAL Gmbh / Adriano Faragulo

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This abstract shows the volumetrically subtle arrangement of the building components of Stiftung Vivendra at the Swiss Dielsdorf.
Courtesy of architecture office L3P / Mareike Beumer